5 Wonderful Ways to Celebrate Spring in Orlando

Spring at Universal's Volcano Bay (Photo by Universal Orlando)

Spring is in the air, and now is the ideal time to plan a special springtime getaway. If the Sunshine State has caught your attention for upcoming travel plans, look no further than Orlando, which offers a wealth of fun events and activities, plus all that Florida sunshine.

TicketsatWork.com has rounded up five superb vacation ideas to enjoy with family and friends in Orlando this spring. Plus, you’ll save big with our great deals.

1. Universal’s Mardi Gras
Every night from now through April 7, you can experience the sounds and sizzle of a New Orleans celebration at Florida’s biggest party – Universal’s Mardi Gras.

Experience an authentic New Orleans celebration filled with dazzling entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™. Enjoy parades each night with outrageous street performers, colorful costumes and beads flying through the air. You can also chow down on Cajun cuisine.

Plus, on select nights you can catch some of the biggest names in music. It’s a wild springtime party with over-the-top parades, authentic food from the French Quarter and electrifying live concerts.

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Special ticket offer: Get 5 Days for the price of 3! Visit 3 Parks for less than $54 per day!

2. Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
Fun is blooming at the 25th annual Epcot Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort through May 28. This year’s festival, which takes place during Epcot’s 35th anniversary, showcases brilliant blossoms and flavor-rich cuisine from 15 Outdoor Kitchens, as well as Disney topiary stars, interactive play gardens and live chart-topping musical acts during the Garden Rocks Concert Series.

TicketsatWork.com has a variety of ticket specials for Walt Disney World, so you can celebrate springtime at Epcot.

This year’s highlights include:

  • New and creative dishes at 15 Outdoor Kitchens encircling the World Showcase Promenade. Sip and savor your way around Epcot, enjoying chef-inspired noshes and refreshing libations.
  • A bonanza of Disney character topiaries, including classic-character favorites Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many others. Returning this year, Belle will be featured in France along with Beast, Snow White in Germany with the Seven Dwarfs and Anna and Elsa in Norway.
  • A brand-new Future World interactive play garden and a revved-up Road to Florida 500 garden featuring new games and play challenges. The new interactive area in Future World features a play maze, a sensory garden, an activity zone and a covered seating area.
  • A new Epcot front-entrance topiary garden sets the milestone anniversary scene with a kaleidoscope of blooming flowers, where topiary icons Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy greet festival guests.

Buy any 4 Day Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Ticket, and Get the 5th Day FREE!

3. SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival
Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food and craft beers, and enjoy live performances at the Seven Seas Festival at SeaWorld Orlando (through April 15). Dance to lively tunes from top country, rock and Latin stars every Saturday and Sunday.

This year, discover 12 International Markets throughout the park, which include All-American, Asian, Brazilian, Caribbean, Florida, German, Gulf Coast, Mediterranean, Mexican, North Atlantic, Pacific Coast and Polynesian.

Save 30% on a SeaWorld Orlando Single Day Ticket and enjoy the park + the can’t-miss Seven Seas Food Festival.

4. Splash into Orlando Water Parks
Grab the flip flops and swim shorts because the sun is shining and Orlando features numerous water parks to enjoy during your springtime vacation.

  • Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark: From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools to tranquil beaches and remarkable animal habitats, this water park delivers! Save over 25% on Single Day Admission.
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: This 56-acre water park features thrilling waterslides, raft rides, a children’s play area and a giant wave pool at Walt Disney World Resort. Soak up a storm of fun under the Florida sun – plunge down rushing rapids, sunbathe on a sandy beach, glide down a lazy river and enjoy the thrills and spills of the whitewater journey called Miss Adventure Falls. Save on tickets!
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: Discover frosty fun for the whole family. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides. Float down the tranquil river and sunbathe on the white-sand beach. Enjoy the snow and ski theme while dipping into 80 degree water Save on tickets!
  • Florida Resident – Universal Orlando Resort: For Florida residents, get 4 days with Park to Park for the price of 2 for Universal Studios®, Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and Universal’s Volcano Bay® Water Theme Park. At Volcano Bay, thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. Here, the TapuTapu™ wearable lets you hold your place in the ride lines and reveals wondrous surprises with just a wave of your wrist. It’s a tropical paradise just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort™ has to offer.
  • CoCo Key Water Park: This family-friendly resort offers a tremendous value and makes children happy! CoCo Key Water Park is located on International Drive, combining the relaxation of the tropics with the excitement of an adventure-filled outdoor water park. Save 40%!

5. Orlando Shows
If you’re ready for a break from the theme parks and water sides, Orlando features a variety of entertaining shows.

  • Blue Man Group: A remarkable blend of creativity and fun, a Blue Man Group performance is one of those “gotta see it to believe it” events. If you’re looking for an entertaining night out in Orlando, the Blue Man Group show is a joyful exploration of art, technology and music. Select Seats from $43! Limited Time Only!
  • Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner: A comedy mystery show where you become the detective and solve the crime! Watch out – you might be chosen for a cameo role in the longest running mystery dinner show in Orlando. Save over 35% on tickets!
  • Medieval Times Orlando: Don’t miss the exciting Medieval Times, a family dinner theater featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting and jousting. Save over 40% on tickets.
  • The Outta Control Dinner Show: Enjoy non-stop laughter and food – this show is seriously entertaining and funny. It’s magic with a twist! The dinner includes unlimited hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, dessert, soda, beer and wine. Save over 20% on tickets!

Spring has sprung – check out TicketsatWork for awesome seasonal savings.

By: Jeff Hyatt

5 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Tax Season

Save on TurboTax at TicketsatWork.com

Tax day is fast approaching, but we have good news: There are great ways to relieve the stress of the season, from using TurboTax to keep your bookkeeping simple and accurate to kicking back with new flicks at the theater.

We want your tax season to come and go with as little stress as possible, so let TicketsatWork.com help make your bookkeeping a simple and accurate adventure:

1. Get a jumpstart on your taxes with TurboTax
Get the maximum refund you deserve and e-file your taxes with TurboTax, featuring easy-file federal and state income tax returns online with 100% accuracy.

Just need to file a simple federal return? It’s easy and free with the TurboTax Federal Free Edition.

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TurboTax is an annual best-selling tax preparation software to file taxes online – and with TicketsatWork, you can save up to $20.

2. Grab a bucket of popcorn and catch a new flick at the movies
Take a breather from tax prep – and check out the top new films. It’s Oscars season, so now’s the time to see all the big blockbusters and indie flicks. We have savings on movie tickets for theater locations coast to coast. Special offers from 20%, 25%, 30% and even savings over 40%.

Save at thousands of theaters nationwide.

3. Blow off some tax-planning steam at an exciting NBA game
Save over 55% on both Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls home games.

Fans of the San Antonio Spurs can save over 30%, while there are 45% savings for Brooklyn Nets games, and over 25% for the Denver Nuggets.

For Miami Heat games, save over 50% on tickets and receive exclusive access to the Post-Game Free Throw Experience. You and your guests stand at the free throw line on the Heat court following the game to shoot a foul shot.

4. Step away from crunching numbers with Blue Man Group
The iconic blue trio delivers an innovative combination of music, comedy and multimedia theatrics. In Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando and Las Vegas, we have excellent ticket deals to see the Blue Man Group in action.

5. Did someone say concerts?
TicketsatWork has concerts galore, from Elton John, Maroon 5 and Chris Stapleton to Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, Dierks Bentley, Bruno Mars and many more of the biggest music stars.

Check out Preferred Access at TicketsatWork.com for the most high-demand tickets.

By: Jeff Hyatt

You’ll Love These Valentine’s Day Savings

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Still need romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day? TicketsatWork.com is here to serve as entertainment cupid with exciting new offers for Valentine’s Day, with savings of up to 50%.

From movie tickets and flower delivery deals to awesome savings on theme park tickets, sightseeing tours and special events, TicketsatWork.com is serving up a wonderful menu of great entertainment for Valentine’s Day.

Here are our top offers:

In Orlando, FL, don’t miss the exciting Medieval Times, a family dinner theater featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting and jousting.

Celebrate with your sweetheart surrounded by armor-clad knights riding atop majestic horses as they do battle in the Royal Court. This special evening features a lovely dinner and 2-hour medieval jousting tournament.

Save over 15% on our Valentine’s All-Inclusive Couple’s Package.

Package includes:
– Admission for one to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
– Four-course dinner
– A photo of the royal couple in a souvenir frame
– Plush Valentine teddy bear
– One souvenir glass of champagne (minors will be served non-alcoholic beverages)

In Las Vegas, NV, check out this Valentine’s Day celebration for the ladies: Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, playing now at the Excalibur.

It’s the perfect “Galentine’s Day” in Sin City. Save on tickets for this popular Vegas event that features chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm. This isn’t the type of show you just sit and watch – Thunder is a fully interactive experience.

Locals and visitors in Los Angeles, CA, can experience OUE Skyspace LA, an all-ages attraction.

Located nearly 1,000 feet above the city in the iconic US Bank Tower, The OUE Skyspace LA is California’s tallest open-air observation deck and the premiere destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.  Plus, you can try the heart-pounding adventure of the world’s first Skyslide.

Save over 40% on Flex Admission and Skysklide Combos!

Features:

Skyslide – The outdoor slide is 45 feet long and connects the 70th floor to the 69th floor Skyslide terrace. Visitors can view the city in a whole new light as they slide along the exterior of the tower.

Observation Terraces – The observation terraces are 2,800 square feet of outdoor space and feature glass balustrades to showcase the view as far as the eye can see.

Interactive Technology – The Interactive Level features a variety of digital elements for guests to enjoy on their way to the top.

Savannah, GA is a charming, unique destination featuring wonderful art, delicious cuisine and memorable southern adventures.

Hop aboard the Savannah Old Town Trolley Tour and experience true southern hospitality while touring Georgia’s ‘first city.’

Save 20% on a Savannah Old Town Trolley Tour!

The 90-minute tour includes 15 Stops. Visit River Street, stroll around the famous fountain in Forsyth Park, as well as City Market, the Cathedral of St. John, Columbia Square, and many more exciting locations.

You’ll appreciate the Southern charm and hospitality at every place that you visit. Be sure to stroll through a few of Savannah’s 21 squares, filled with statues, fountains and lush vegetation.

Known for its impressive 18th and 19th century architecture, Savannah boasts over 1,700 restored buildings, each with its own story to tell.

In our nation’s capital, the Monuments at Night tour gives you a chance to see Washington D.C. in a whole new light.

Hop aboard an open-air electric vehicle for an enlightening journey through the most iconic monuments and memorials by night.

Save Over 20%!

The 2-hour tour gives you an intimate look at the monuments.

  • The Washington Monument
  • The Jefferson Memorial and MLK Memorial, illuminated by indirect lighting from the Tidal Basin
  • The FDR Memorial
  • The WWI Memorial and the WWII Memorial
  • The Lincoln Memorial, where you can walk up and take in a gorgeous view
  • The Korean War Memorial
  • The Vietnam Memorial, housing the names of 58,000 fallen heroes
  • The White House
  • Capitol Hill, the most stunning area at night, with lights on the Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress and world-famous dome of the US Capitol

For skiing lovers, hit the slopes this Valentine’s Day and save on incredible ski deals nationwide. Mountain Creek Ski Resort offers 167 acres of trails on 4 breathtaking mountain peaks.

Save up to 50% on lift tickets!

Take on Vermont’s closest big mountain resort at Mount Snow. For a limited time only, we’re offering a February sale that lets you explore the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont like never before. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing and making snow angels can all be yours this February.

Save $40 on the unrestricted ticket!

But if you’re looking for the adventure and thrills without the snow, Cedar Fair Parks has got you covered. From Knott’s Berry Farm and California’s Great America to Cedar Point and Carowinds, these theme parks have the most hair-raising rides, sizzling stage shows and incredible attractions any one would love this Valentine’s Day.

Save over 55%!

Those are just a few of the dozens of terrific tours, gifts, events and special attractions featured on TicketsatWork.com in our Valentine’s Day Savings collection.

By: Jeff Hyatt

Celebrate National #PlanforVacation Day! Enter to Win a $50 TicketsatWork Gift Card

#PlanforVacation Sweepstakes!

National #PlanforVacation day is January 30th, and in partnership with Project: Time Off, we’re celebrating for the next two weeks! To get you started, TicketsatWork is offering savings of up to 50%, and giving away THREE $50 TicketsatWork.com gift cards to THREE lucky winners. TicketsatWork gift cards can be used on any of our great offers — from movie tickets to rental cars to Broadway shows! Bonus: Be alerted to all of our newest and hottest deals right when they go on sale by following us on Twitter @TicketsatWork.

For one entry, click on the link below and fill out the form. For additional entries, share the sweepstakes on social media. You will get an extra entry for each friend who enters! The sweepstakes runs January 30 – February 15, 2018.

ENTER OUR #PLANFORVACATION SWEEPSTAKES HERE!